So, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is no. Unless you’re a nearby squirrel or bear, then it does make a sound – to them. Otherwise it’s just vibrations in the air. It’s this kind of thing that trips my trigger. I’m a sound guy – what can I say. Well, my son would say “you’re nerding me out, dad”. Great.
I hope to share my thoughts about sound, acoustics, and the auditory aspects of learning environments with you, and hope you’ll share some of your thoughts with me. I’ve lived a life with sound at the center. It has been, and continues to be, a privilege. 19th century physician, Lorenz Oken, said it best – “Vision brings the individual into the world; hearing brings the world into the individual.” Here’s to bringing our worlds together!